Dillon Quick-Check “Red” Tension Meter


The Dillon Quick-Check Red Tension Meter quickly measures tension in cable guardrails, guy lines, elevators, cable barriers, bridges, winch rope, fall arrest systems, aircraft cables, utilities and overhead wires. It installs, measures and removes in seconds. The digital loadcell is highly accurate and requires no lookup or correction tables.


Select sheave select at least one sheave set

(set includes three sheaves with bearings)

Select calibrations (select at least one)

First wire calibration is included with each Quick-Check. Additional calibrations available – up
to 20 total per instrument. Indicate what wire size(s) and type(s) to calibrate:

Dillon Quick-Check “Red” Tension Meter Features:

  • •Accommodates a wide range of wire sizes and styles
    •Sheaves with bearings eleiminate friction and provide the best accuracy
    •Easy to read display with full text prompt
    •Easy to use soft key interface
    •Uses popular AA batteries
    •Portable and rugged designed for outdoor use
    •Built-in averaging saves time and eliminates errors
    •Stores up to 20 unique wire sizes and types
    •Built-in temperature sensor with patented automatic tension adjustment

The new enhanced features of the Quick-Check include:

  •  Backlight
  •  Data Collection (ideal for cell tower data recording)
  •  Date and Time
  •  Calibration Reminder
  •  Up to 20 wire rope calibrations
  •  RS-232 port
  •  More intuitive display (shows unit of measure, wire type, and sheave calibrated to)
  •  Carry case included

Available Options

Tension Capacity Product Number
2,000 x 2 lbf / 1,000 x 1 kgf/ 10,000 x 10 N AWT05-508112
10,000 x 10 lbf / 4,500 x 5 kgf/ 45,000 x 50 N AWT05-508111
10,000 lb supplied pre-calibrated with tower calibrations AWT05-508251

Dillon Quick-Check Tension Meter:

  • Wire Sizes: 3/16″ though 1″
  • Accuracy: +/-3% instrument capacity (calibrated to specific wire size & type +/-5% with same wire diameter as calibrated but different wire type)
  • Loading Error: Cable Elongation of only .08″
  • Display: Dot-graphic LCD display supports full text and 1″ high digits
  • Environment Protection: Suitable for continued outdoor use
  • Operating Range: -4F to 140F
  • Tension Units of Measure: Pound-Force, Kilogram-Force, Newtons
  • Resolution: Configurable low/med/high

Download the Dillon Quick-Check Tension Meter product information using the link below:

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Prices and how to order- click below PDF:



Quick-Check includes first set of sheaves. Must specify sheave size.

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